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Growing Up Poor In America – in places like Ohio


The documentary follows these three Ohio children and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies their struggle to stay afloat.

Hear from Shawn, 13 of The Plains (southeast Ohio), Kyah, 14 of Columbus, and Laikyen, 12 of Marietta in the Frontline documentary, “Growing Up Poor in America.” As the country also reckons with issues of race and racism, the children share their worries and hopes about their futures.

Through the eyes of children – “Growing Up Poor in America,” premiered September 8th, 2020 on PBS.

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